brad01 Posted June 6, 2017 Report Share Posted June 6, 2017 There is nothing quite like gambling. Then you take gambling for recreation and gambling professionally or gambling for a living and its different again. Sometimes its good to compare it to something else in life so you can get a perspective on what it takes to succeed. One obvious one is fighting. I can talk about this because I had about 35 amateur / semi pro boxing / kickboxing / muay thai fights before I retired and started this hobby. I would say there is a lot of similarities because: There is probably 1% or less members of a fitness / fight gym that actually fight regularly. There is many who would like to but are too scared or cant commit to the training and there are some who are talented but just have no desire There is many who talk about it and talk tough to their friends that they train and fight but in truth they don't The training is physically and mentally tough - but its always the mental side that is more important The amount of training you have to do compared to the actual time you spend in the ring is massively lopsided in favour of the training. At the beginning you think you are prepared but when you actually get in the ring you realise how much you aren't and every weakness you have gets exposed. The mental side of it is so important and if you don't control your adrenaline, fear, and emotions you will lose. You can end up getting beat by a worse fighter one night and then you can beat a better fighter another - its just the way it goes. There can only be one winner most times. There's always so called experts around but in truth there are not many. You have to always go in confident but not too confident 7 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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